This Day In Music 24.04.2016
Brian Aubrey Marshall was born April 24, 1973 in Forth Walton Beach, Florida, U.S.. He started out his music career by playing his father's drums. He states that after scratching his father's drum set a few times, his dad decided it was time to buy him a bass guitar. He cites Steve Harris, John Entwistle, Geddy Lee, Justin Chancellor and Doug Pinnick as major influences.
After being recruited into the band as a full-fledged member by Scott Stapp an Mark Tremonti, Marshall came up with the name CREED, which had previously been known as Naked Toddler. He was in Creed until late 2000,
Brian Marshall parted ways with Creed during the summer of 2000. He made headlines for criticizing Pearl Jam's songwriting style on their album in 2000 during a radio interview; Brian apologized, and Stapp distanced the rest of the band from Marshall's comments on Creed's website. A couple of months later, just before the official start of the band's American tour, it was announced that Marshall was no longer a member of Creed
Creed – What's This Life For (from My Own Prison, 1998)
After leaving Creed in 2000, Marshall stated that he had "Taken some time to clear his head" before he later got back into music. In 2001, Marshall began writing and recording music with a band he formed called Grand Luxx, and was asked by Tremonti and then-former Creed drummer Scott Phillips to join a new band since they enjoyed his playing and company. ALTER BRIDGE was officially formed in January 2004 and released their debut, “One Day Remains”, in August of that year, followed by Blackbird, AB III and 2013's Fortress. A new Alter Bridge album, thier fifth, is being awaited for the end of this year.
Alter Bridge – Isolation (from AB III, 2010)
Creed announced in April 2009 that they had reformed, and also announced that Marshall was back in the band. He appeared on “Full Circle”, the Creed album released in October 2009. Also during this time, Marshall was in a band called Head Heavy.
In 2012, Marshall joined Mark Tremonti's solo band the Tremonti Project but due to personal reasons he was replaced in September 2012.
Brian Marshall TOP 5 PREFERRED ALBUMS
• Rush – 2112
• Faith No More – Angel Dust
• Van Halen – 1984
• Metallica – Master of Puppets
• Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy